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City tax bill slugfest intensifies; council cuts Baldelli-Hunt levy figure

July 1, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Despite emergency action by the City Council Wednesday, the city has entered its new budget year with what appear to be still-unanswered questions about what its residents will be paying in taxes.
The cloud over local finances is a result of an ongoing dispute between Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and the City Council over what the new tax rate should be set at when the new bills go out.

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July 1, 2015

June 30th

Baldelli-Hunt sends tax bills to printer, ignores Council vote to trim tax levy

June 30, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Even though the City Council voted two times to cut the amount of new taxes she proposed for the 2016 budget year that starts today, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has ordered bills to be printed that reflect a levy increase very close to her original spending plan.

June 29th

Anchor Recovery reaches out across the state with forum for recovering addicts in Burrillville

June 29, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – Three former Burrillville High School students returned to their alma mater Monday to tell their heartrending stories of addiction and their uplifting accounts of recovery during a roundtable discussion on the issues of addiction and overdose deaths.

The discussion in Burrillville High’s media center was hosted by the Pawtucket-based Anchor Recovery Community Center.

Burrillville has been hard-hit by drug-related deaths, with six residents dying of drug overdoses this year.

City, teachers union join legal battle to stop charter school in Woonsocket

June 29, 2015

WOONSOCKET – As promised, the city and the Woonsocket Teachers Guild have filed suit in Superior Court to prevent RISE Mayoral Academy from opening in August, contending the charter school will drain resources from traditional public schools.

June 28th

Cumberland boasts a flock of Eagle Scouts

June 28, 2015

CUMBERLAND — Seven area youths on Saturday celebrated years of diligent, dedicated hard work, as they joined an elite class of young men by receiving the Eagle Badge, the highest achievement given by the Boy Scouts of America.

The young men received the honor during a ceremony attended by family, friends, and fellow scouts at St. John Vianney Parish on Diamond Hill Road.

June 26th

Local advocacy groups cheer Supreme Court’s decision

June 26, 2015

WOONSOCKET –  Friday’s Supreme Court ruling establishing a national right to same-sex marriage struck close to home to many in Rhode Island. 

In a state that was the last in New England to legalize same-sex marriage, the decision was reason for celebration for gay marriage advocates such as Rhode Island Pride, which hosted a rally at the Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence on Friday evening.

Woonsocket's former Le Moulin complex sold for $1M

June 26, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The two Market Square mills that operated until last year as the Le Moulin arts village have been purchased by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley for $1 million.

NeighborWorks also secured an additional $850,000 in financing to repair the roof, electrical system and make other code-related repairs to the site, which was condemned last April, temporarily displacing the award-winning RiverzEdge Arts youth development program, and at least a dozen other small arts-based businesses and gift shops.  

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June 26, 2015

June 25th

City streets getting needed repairs

June 25, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Jim Smith of Avenue A says it was almost impossible to drive on most of the street without landing in what he calls “a really big hole.”
But the ride’s soon going to be smooth as silk now that Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has launched the 2015 construction season’s road-rebuilding jobs.
Smith watched happily from the sidewalk opposite Globe Park Thursday as a massive milling machine scraped a ribbon of pitted pavement off Providence Street, first on the list of repair jobs.
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